We are happy to report that the Center for Korean Research has been awarded a 5-year Core University Grant of $896,442 (1 billion Korean won) by the Academy of Korean Studies (AKS), a division of the Ministry of Education, Republic of Korea. Charles Armstrong will serve as Project Director.
CKR has allocated the majority of the grant funds to EALAC, WEAI, and the Starr East Asian Library in the form of graduate fellowships, postdoctoral positions, adjunct teaching, and Korean collection cataloging. Remaining funds will be used for CKR programming, staff support, and the development of Korean studies research networks among institutions in the greater NYC area (with CKR serving as regional hub).
CKR looks forward to working with units associated with the Core University Grant to bolster Korea-related research and teaching at Columbia over the coming years.